Curle upbeat despite defeat

Keith Curle paid tribute to his Notts County players after their 22-game unbeaten away run in the league was ended at Leyton Orient.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 19:35

Keith Curle: Praised Mapgies efforts

Keith Curle: Praised Mapgies efforts

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The Magpies had lost the services of goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski in the first-half when he was stretchered off after diving at the feet of Charlie MacDonald and taken to hospital after suffering a head injury.

Replacement, 19-year-old Fabian Speiss, proved an able deputy, pulling off a series of fine saves, but he was beaten twice in three minutes, first when David Mooney netted with a header and then Mathieu Baudry volleyed home from close range.

Although Jeff Hughes gave County a lifeline in the 77th minutes, the O's held out to claim their first win in five league matches.

"I'm gutted, but it's been a phenomenal run," Curle said. "We now have another three away games to play and it's a good opportunity to start another sequence .

"That away record has been absolutely fantastic and we are ready to start another run. We take a lot of pride in that run because it's down to a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment from the players.

"We put so many balls into their box, but we didn't get on the end of the ball in the killer area. When we got to the final third, we huffed and puffed but we didn't have that little bit extra we needed up front.

"We did create chances, but if we had shown just a bit more of a cutting edge in that final third, things might have been different. The two goals we conceded were disappointing.

"For the first, one of their players walked past two of our players and all of a sudden is on the edge of our box and we've conceded.

"The second goal, we've failed to defend a ball into the middle of our box when people lost their runners. We gave them jobs to do marking in the danger area and if you fail, someone marches in and scores, which is what happened."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Premier League: West Brom boss Alan Irvine feels Southampton are still dangerous

Alan Irvine will take his West Brom side to Southampton fully aware their much-changed side still has plenty of threats.

Hillsborough Justice Campaign sceptical of Lib Dems' pledge to introduce safe standing

The Lib Dems' pledge for safe standing in England has been met with scepticism from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Premier League: Leicester boss Nigel Pearson vows to attack Chelsea on Saturday

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has no intention of playing defensive football when his side takes on Chelsea on Saturday.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property